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This is the Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe in the World

Chicken Pot Pie

This is the Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe in the World

This chicken pot pie recipe is hearty fare for hungry folks. If you thought frozen chicken pot pie was good food, you need to try this homemade version. It's easy to make and will convert you from frozen chicken pot pie. Forever.

Once this starts baking, you'll drool in anticipation at the thought of tender chicken swimming in a thickened, creamy, vegetable filled sauce, surrounded by flaky pie crust.

Chicken pot pie is the kind of meal a lot of us crave when it's cold, wintry, and our outsides are shivering. We need that injection of comfort food that warms us up like nothing else can. A bone-chilling rain that seems to freeze our inner soul is no match for a great chicken pot pie! Serve with a crisp green salad and baked cinnamon apple slices for a meal that everyone will show up at the table for, possibly an hour in advance.

Chicken Pot Pie


2 pie crusts – unbaked (Pillsbury ready to bake or homemade (pie crust recipe)
1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced (1/4 inch thick)
2 stalks celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon ground dried thyme
3 Tablespoons dry sherry
1/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
3 Tablespoons minced parsley (fresh)



1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F, place oven rack in middle position.

2. Place chicken and broth in a stock pot over medium heat. Cover, bring to a simmer and simmer until the chicken is done (about 10 min.)

3. Transfer the chicken to a large bowl; reserve the broth in a separate cup or small bowl.

4. Place oil in the stock pot, turn heat to medium high.

5. Add the carrots, onion and celery. Sauté until just tender (about 5 min.). Season to taste with salt and pepper.

6. Shred the chicken meat into bit-sized pieces, then place the vegetables into the bowl with the chicken and set aside.

7. Heat the butter in the now empty stock pot over medium heat. Once melted, add the flour and cook 1 minute.

8. Whisk in the chicken broth, milk and thyme. Bring to a simmer, continuing to simmer until sauce thickens (about 1 min.). Season with salt and pepper, stir in the sherry.

9. Pour the sauce over the chicken-vegetables mixture, stir well. Stir in the peas and parsley.

10. Line a 9×13 inch pan with one of the pie crusts. If using ready to bake pie crusts, roll the dough to fit the pan.

11. Pour the chicken mixture into the pan and top with second crust.

12. Bake in preheated oven until pie crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Other Dinners to Try After Chicken Pot Pie

After trying this delicious chicken pot pie recipe, give these other dinners a try:

  • Shepherd's pie. Shepherd's pie isn't too different than chicken pot pie! Both are savory pies eaten for dinner, with an assortment of ingredients inside. If you like chicken pot pie, then you'll definitely like shepherd's pie!
  • Chicken and waffles. A Southern classic, chicken and waffles has been enjoyed for many years as both a breakfast and a dinner. Serve your waffles with your favorite maple syrup for a great meal.
  • Chicken marsala. If you're looking for something a bit fancier, then chicken marsala is perfect! This chicken is made in a rich Marsala white wine sauce. It includes mushrooms in the recipe for added flavor. Serve with mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables.
  • Chicken parmesan. If plain pasta is getting boring, why not add in some chicken parmesan? This is a breaded chicken with parmesan cheese melted over it. A hearty helping of marinara sauce is added on top. Generally, this is served with pasta.
  • Beef stew. If you want to serve another cozy meal, beef stew is a great option. It's a classic dinner that millions of American families have enjoyed over the years. There are a lot of ways that you can add flair to a beef stew, such as with the use of apple cider or the inclusion of mushrooms.
  • Green bean casserole. A less common, albeit still just as cozy, meal to serve for dinner is green bean casserole. This is a popular side dish, but it deserves some love as a possible main course. The fried onions included in this dish really pull the whole casserole together!
  • Whole chicken. Have you ever prepared a whole chicken before? If the idea sounds daunting, don't fret! It isn't as hard as you might fear. Buy a small one from the store, and find a recipe that uses the seasonings that you like. Take your time, season liberally, and soon you'll have a meal that will probably last for at least a couple of days!
  • Baked mac and cheese. Baked mac and cheese is often served as a side dish, but there's no law against it being a main dish! Your kids will love this one. Use breadcrumbs on top, or change it up and use crushed-up potato chips.
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